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Gluten Free Crepes

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Only 2 ingredients for these crepes, no flour nor sugar!
Just banana and egg :)

The banana will give all the sweet taste so you don't really need any additional sugar.

You can use this recipe to make pancakes too so it's easily adjustable.
Who cares if you are on a diet, this recipe is really low fat so anybody can eat it! :D
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • a little bit of butter

Step 2: The Banana

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The main ingredient of this recipe is the banana.

Let's start peeling the banana.
Cut it in smaller pieces and put it in a container.
What you have to do now is mashing the banana as much as possible. I used a mixer to make sure that there were no pieces left. You can do this using a fork too, but it's going to be a little harder.

Step 3: Mix Everything

Put the egg in a little bowl and scramble it for a while.
Now add the banana mash and mix everything together.

The mixture for your crepes is ready!

If you think that it's not liquid enough, you can add a little bit of milk to it.


Step 4: Cook your Crepes!

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Prepare a pan (I used a special pan for crepes) spreading a little bit of butter on the surface, so that the crepes won't stick to the pan later.

Now turn on the stove and pour some mixture in the pan using a big ladle.
Immediately move the pan in a circular way to make the liquid lay on the whole pan's surface and give it a pretty round shape.
You must do this immediately otherwise you won't be able to move the mixture anymore.

When you notice that the borders of your crepe start to be solid enough to tear away from the pan, turn the crepe on the other side and let it cook until it's ready (check it from time to time, it takes very little time).

Be careful when you turn the crepe because it will easily break! :)

Continue this way with the rest of the mixture. I made about 2 crepes with this dose.
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I am going to try this for lunch!!
lindarose92 (author)  mulesaremylife2 months ago

Great! Let me know how it turns out! :)

annabenson67 months ago
My mom is on a strict diet and i said she had to try this for a different kind of breakfast and she loves it! Thank u so much for posting this
lindarose92 (author)  annabenson67 months ago
Oh I am so happy about this! Thank you! :)
annabenson67 months ago
Does it taste like banana?
lindarose92 (author)  annabenson67 months ago
Yes, very much!
jkrásný10 months ago
Hi and thank you for your recipe, i use banana a lot for cooking, but never tried it for crepes. Here is my recipe (for one).

Put one egg,
4 spoons of milk,
spoon of potato or corn starch,
pinch of salt
coffee spoon of brown sugar

whisk it

Put butter in the pan. Melt it, wait till the pan is hot. Don't make it too hot, just in the middle.

Pour in the dough. Wait till the crepe is solid enough so you can flip it. Check for the golden color. When its done, here comes the sweet finish that make is top 1.

For filling:
Spread the crepe on the plate
Put on some wild fruit (or whatever you have)
I like strawberries, blackberries
Add sour creme.
Roll it (or fold it)
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On top:
Powdered sugar
Drops of lemon

Additional info
experiment with the amount of salt in the dough. It increases the the taste, but carefully
Eggs with lemon seems to be little bit adventurous combination, but in fact, they come perfectly along and makes these crepes best i've ever had (and i know what im saying, i'm eating for every dinner for at least a year, VERY addictive :D )
Anianna jkrásný9 months ago
Do you use an actual potato starch or potato flakes in your recipe? Also, couldn't adding potato flakes/starch to the Instructables recipe give it added body? That sounds like it is worth some experimentation, but I'm not much of a cook, so would really appreciate it if somebody who is handy at it could give it a try and report back.
lindarose92 (author)  jkrásný10 months ago
It sounds really good, thank you for the recipe! I will definitely try it! :)
jpham1410 months ago
wow, great..!!!!
lindarose92 (author)  jpham149 months ago
Thank you!
RandWhit10 months ago
I had a problem with turning the crepe. It seemed too wet in the middle and wouldn't stay together when the edges had set. Is it because there were too many air bubbles in my mix? Pan was hot and buttered correctly.
lindarose92 (author)  RandWhit10 months ago
I had a hard time turning my crepes too because they break very easily, I don't think it is because of the air bubbles. This is because there is no flour in the mix to keep the crepes together. If you prefer (and you still want them to be gluten free), you can add some gluten free flour, I am pretty sure that this will solve the problem! :)
Is that how you got them to look like you did in your first picture? Really want to make them exactly the same. Thanks for your reply btw!
lindarose92 (author)  RandWhit10 months ago
No, I made mine without the flour, just like I wrote in my instructable. All I did was being as careful as I could while turning them...my first crepe actually broke a little, but the second one turned out perfect, and that's the one you see in the pictures :)
I think there are also special pans for crepes that allow you to make crepes without turning them but I don't know too much about them.
sunshiine10 months ago
I can't wait to try this! It looks so good!
sunshiine
lindarose92 (author)  sunshiine10 months ago
Thank you sunshiine, I hope you enjoy it! :)
Brandonian2210 months ago
Wow. I just made these with my mom and they were great!!
lindarose92 (author)  Brandonian2210 months ago
Yay! :D I am so happy about that!
jogarcej10 months ago
Very nice! I'd like to try them. Any ideas about egg substitution?
lindarose92 (author)  jogarcej10 months ago
Maybe you could trying to use milk and gluten free flour instead...but I am not 100% sure of this, I haven't tried this version and I don't even know the right proportions...I will let you know if I find a good substitute! :)
rtreffkorn10 months ago
Pure genius! I made them today and they were better then the 'real' thing.
I am no celiac so I could have the regular kind, but I prefer these.

I had to experiment a bit since cooking them is a bit different from a wheat batter.
The batter sets much quicker. Maybe a bit more water or milk would buy some time...

Do you think plantain would work for a savory crepe/pancake? Hmmm....
lindarose92 (author)  rtreffkorn10 months ago
I am so happy you liked them! :)
I have no idea about plantain, but why not trying? After all mine was pretty much an experiment at first, so you could try different versions...let me know how it turns out!

And for the batter, I too noticed that this is much harder to handle during the cooking, I think that adding a little bit of gluten free flour will solve the problem :)
pinguit10 months ago
easy job, I love it.
lindarose92 (author)  pinguit10 months ago
Thank you! :)
legoyzueta10 months ago
Simple, tasty, I like it. My daughter and her husband are doing Paleo so I have something to fix for breakfast for them, thanks!
lindarose92 (author)  legoyzueta10 months ago
Great! I am sure they'll love them! :)
dangerine10 months ago
these look fantastic. thank you for sharing! since going g/f i have not attempted crepes, and they used to be my favorite thing to make on the weekend!!!!
lindarose92 (author)  dangerine10 months ago
You should definitely start making them again, there are actually many ways of making gluten free crepes but this is probably the easiest one! :)
nadinemillan8911 months ago
I love the idea. unfortunately I couldn't keep mine gluten free I had to add a tablespoon and a half of whole wheat flour so they wouldnt fall apart. also I added cinnamon, flavor is DELIGHTFUL.
You could add a gluten free flour instead of wheat if you're trying to keep gluten free or a nut flour (Almond would be amazing) if you want to keep it paleo. Tips to keep it from falling apart are let it cook, use a crepe pan (the sides are low and nonstick helps) butter your pan before each crepe, I use melted butter that I dip a paper towel in and wipe the pan with that between crepes. Also make sure you use a soft flexible spatula to turn things. Hope this helps.
lindarose92 (author)  nadinemillan8911 months ago
I am sorry about that :( they really break easily but I was able to keep them in shape being very careful. Maybe you could try to use gluten free flour next time :)
I am glad you liked them anyway!!
sabu.dawdy11 months ago
such a yum recipe.. im on diet by the way!
lindarose92 (author)  sabu.dawdy11 months ago
so you can eat it without feeling guilty! :D
lolll that made my day :D
Such a cool recipe Linda! I'm definitely trying your recipe today, and Voted :)
lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz11 months ago
Oh thank you Muhaiminah!! I hope your crepes turned out good! :)
M.C. Langer11 months ago
I saw the recipe and I made the crepes immediately. I didn't have jam, so I used vanilla ice cream and syrup. Simple and delicious! My mother loved the recipe. Thanks!!
I took a picture! :-)
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lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer11 months ago
Oooh this makes me really happy! I am so glad you liked it!!
Yesterday I tried to make a pancake with this same recipe but I had never made pancakes before so it turned out horrible :D Yours looks exactly the way I wanted mine to be! :)
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